At the bottom of this SCOTUSBlog article, it says:
That seems to be saying that if you don’t want to pay for insurance, you’re in the clear, legally, as long as you increase your workers’ pay by some amount. (What amount?)
But at obamacarefacts.com, I read that if you do not offer to pay for employees’ health coverage, then you must pay a fee of $2000 per year per employee (more or less).
These aren’t in direct contradiction, but they don’t seem plausibly to go together.
Since the second cite is from the administration itself (I think), it seems likely to be right.
But the first cite seems to be written by someone who by all rights should know his/her stuff. So what is that person referring to when they say a company can just pay its employees extra money and be in the clear?
(Also, btw, the fine is just $2000 per year? Compared to the cost of insurance coverage isn’t that chump change? Why don’t companies just take that option?)